Study finds efforts to increase nurse practitioners prescribing buprenorphine falls short

Since 2016, a federal regulation has allowed nurse practitioners and physician assistants to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder as a medication assisted treatment. But a recent study by Indiana University researchers found the bill, called the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), has not greatly increased […]

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Dietary advice poor for mothers breastfeeding infants with food allergies

Physician recommendations to mothers providing breast milk to children with immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated food allergies are inconsistent, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Hannah Wangberg, M.D., from Scripps Health in San Diego, and colleagues assessed maternal dietary practices and health care provider recommendations for providing breast milk to […]

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A new international consortium to promote stem cell-based therapy for Huntington’s disease

The Stem Cells for Huntington’s Disease (SC4HD) is a new international consortium created to promote advanced therapy medicinal product (ATMP) through cell transplantation studies on Huntington’s Disease. The entity, made up of twenty-eight renowned researchers from ten countries, has been officially presented in a recent publication in the Journal of Huntington’s Disease. The main goals […]

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Aluminum is intricately associated with the neuropathology of familial Alzheimer’s disease

A new study builds upon two earlier published studies (Mold et al., 2020, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports) from the same group. The new data, also published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease Reports, demonstrate that aluminum is co-located with phosphorylated tau protein, present as tangles within neurons in the brains of early-onset or familial […]

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Removing race from estimates of kidney function: What happens next?

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) announce the concurrent publication of “Special Article: Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases: An Interim Report from the NKF-ASN Task Force” in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD). The […]

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Stress from work and social interactions put women at higher coronary heart disease risk

Psychosocial stress—typically resulting from difficulty coping with challenging environments—may work synergistically to put women at significantly higher risk of developing coronary heart disease, according to a study by researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health, recently published in the Journal of the American Heart Association. The study specifically suggests that the effects of […]

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